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LEGO Will & Grace set could become a reality

LEGO Will & Grace set could become a reality

How the Will & Grace set may look in LEGO form (Photo: LEGO Ideas)

An amateur LEGO designer has proposed a Will & Grace version of the iconic toy set.

The idea, currently available to support on the LEGO Ideas website, was submitted by Australian Mark Fitzpatrick under the username SeeMarkGeek.

Fitzpatrick previously submitted the idea for a RuPaul’s Drag Race set in 2017. However, the idea failed to get picked up for production.

The toy company requires 10,000 online signatures in order for the Fitzpatrick’s latest idea to be considered for production.

So far, 319 supporters have signed the petition, with 419 days left to go until the deadline expires.

Could we be seeing Will & Grace in LEGO form? | Photo: NBC
Could we be seeing Will & Grace in LEGO form? (Photo: NBC)

In a press release, Fitzpatrick stated: ‘I really wanted to create and share another LGBTQI friendly concept, knowing how important positive, fun representation means to so many in our community.

‘I enjoyed sharing my last concept so much and received such a warm, genuinely positive reaction for LEGO lovers all over the world, I couldn’t wait to sink my creative chops into another design.

‘I’ve always enjoyed Will & Grace and think a LEGO set based on this globally-loved, multi-award-winning comedy would make good commercial sense for LEGO and provide hours of building and play fun for fans all around the world.

‘At its heart, this sitcom is a celebration of friendship through thick and thin. It values individuality and love and it helped pave the way for greater mainstream representation of LGBT lives. All of these qualities inspire me and encouraged me to celebrate it, as it approaches its 10th season, through this LEGO project.’

Fans can explore Will’s apartment in LEGO form

According to the Ideas page for Fitzpatrick’s submission, the set will allow fans to:

‘Explore Will Truman’s apartment at 9C, 155 Riverside Drive and recreate your favourite moments from this award-winning comedy series.

‘Featuring Will, Grace, Jack and Karen minifigures, Will’s apartment is brimming with familiar furniture, objects and spaces.’

Will & Grace ran for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006 on NBC, and returned for its 9th season in 2017.

The sitcom received consistent critical acclaim, winning 16 Primetime Emmy awards throughout the course of its run. It has been credited with helping to open the doors for wider mainstream LGBTI programming.

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